Accelerated Aging Studies
Make a Difference
The number of Americans ages 65 and older will represent 21.6% of the population in
2040 (Profile of Older Americans, 2019). As a result, the United States is experiencing a significant shortage of qualified professionals who are equipped to
manage, supervise, and provide high-quality services and supports for aging Americans.
You can make a difference in the field of aging and across disciplines by equipping
yourself with knowledge surrounding this growing population. With the accelerated
master's degree in Aging Studies, you can streamline your graduate education and be
prepared to make a positive impact in the lives of older adults.
The online dual/accelerated bachelor's to master's in Aging Studies is designed to prepare qualified students for graduate work in Aging Studies at WSU, while allowing them to earn credit towards their bachelor's degree. The accelerated program is ideal for undergraduate students across multiple disciplines entering their junior/senior year. A student admitted to the accelerated program will be allowed to enroll in courses for graduate credit (up to 9 credit hours) while completing their undergraduate degree requirements. Allowed dual credit hours include AGE 717, AGE 718, and AGE 798.
Learn more about program requirements in the Graduate School Catalog:
Prospective students apply for admission to the graduate school during the semester prior to the first semester in which he/she intends to enroll in a course for dual credit. To be considered for admission to the accelerated program, a prospective student must submit a graduate school application fee, and satisfy the admission requirements. Admissions are considered on a rolling deadline.
Learn more about the admission requirements in the Graduate School Catalog:
Upon admission to the accelerated program, the student is granted tentative admission to the Masters in Aging Studies graduate program. Tentative graduate admission does not guarantee final admission, which is contingent upon the student meeting all the admission requirements in place for the Aging Studies program at the time the Bachelor's degree is awarded.
The Masters in Aging Studies program provides flexible, online learning, tailored to your professional interests within the field of aging. Students who complete the accelerated program can earn their MA in Aging Studies in as little a one year.
Learn more about the Masters in Aging Studies Program: